The efforts of a coalition of preservationists, scholars and fans of Whitman got a boost Monday from six New York City Council members who signed a letter of support for designation.
The group of early 20th century apartment buildings are lookers, cohesive, and exemplary of their moment.
The official verdict is in and, at least according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Walt Whitman didn't spend enough time at a modest wood-frame house in Wallabout for it to merit designation as an individual landmark.
A preservationist hopes to inspire New Yorkers to landmark the modest house in Wallabout where the revered American poet self-published his masterwork.
Much is known about the life of Brooklyn literary king Walt Whitman, but can you locate the residence where he penned his opus?